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R.I.P Francis Matthews 1927 to 2014

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R.I.P Francis Matthews 1927 to 2014

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:54 am

It's just been announced that actor Francis Matthews voice of Captain Scarlett and of detective Paul Temple fame has died aged 86. He was also in many films most notable was Hammer Films, Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) & Dracula Prince of Darkness (1966) appeared many time of the classic Morecambe & Wise show throughout the seventies plus appeared with then both in two of their films The Rivera Touch (1966) & Intelligence Men (1965) plus many other TV series, theatre ect.

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Re: R.I.P Francis Matthews 1927 to 2014

Postby bob » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:00 am

I have several radio Drama's with Francis in various lead roles.

One has become a particular favorite over the years, which has helped me chill out and find a happy place - Thank you Francis
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Re: R.I.P Francis Matthews 1927 to 2014

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:41 pm

By virtue of his Hammer roles alone, which is all I’ve seen, Francis Matthews immediately became a favorite actor.
You can’t mistake him for anybody else and his excellent performances were only enhanced by his ability to be self effacing in public. Though he had all the talent, classic good looks and unmistakable voice of more famous performers, he boasted far more than most “hollywood stars”, he had humility and could laugh at himself.
An instantly endearing trait that’s all too rare among “industry players” these days.
Deeply saddened to read of his passing, Thanks Francis.
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